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Khabib Allakhverdiev injures elbow

Updated: March 21, 2013, 8:12 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Junior welterweight titlist Khabib Allakhverdiev, due to make his first title defense against Breidis Prescott on March 30, dropped out of the fight Thursday because of a right elbow injury, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN.com.

Allakhverdiev-Prescott was scheduled to take place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and serve as the HBO-televised co-feature to the much anticipated main event -- the rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado, who will meet for a vacant interim junior ...

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